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Module TUMOUR BIOLOGY

Module code: BI407
Credits: 5
Semester: 1
Quota: 150
Department: BIOLOGY
International: Yes
Coordinator: Dr Marion Butler (BIOLOGY)
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The course is lecture based with prescribed additional reading and self directed private study. The course examines the question “What is Cancer? To answer this, the following topics are explored: Control of the Cell division cycle; Cyclins and cyclin dependent kinases; Oncogenes, Tumour suppressor genes; Familial cancers; a detailed study of the role of the Rb gene; P53 as the guardian of the genome; Cell death Mechanisms; Intrinsic and Extrinsic pathways of apoptosis; detailed understanding of the anti-tumour immune response; understanding failures in the anti-tumour immune response; immunotherapies with a focus on immune checkpoint inhibitors; Breast cancer; Ovarian cancer; tumour progression; Angiogenesis, how diagnosis is made; the major therapeutic interventions (existing therapies and new therapies).

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Open Teaching & Learning methods
 
Open Assessment
 
Open Autumn Supplementals/Resits
 
Open Pre-Requisites
 
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